STATEWIDE — While the federal Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday it’s OK for vaccinated people to stop wearing masks, Maine’s governor says that question still needs more review.
Gov. Janet Mills commented on the federal relaxation of mask-wearing guidelines after announcing the loosening of indoor and outdoor crowd capacity restrictions.
“Finally, we’re lifting the indoor and outdoor capacity limits and lifting the six-foot distancing requirement indoors and outdoors, except for when in a restaurant or bar where people are eating or drinking and so not wearing masks. The masking requirement remains for indoor venues,” she said. She said the elimination of those restrictions take effect Ma7 24.
During a Thursday afternoon news conference, the governor also said social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines for schools are under review.
She said news of potential changes to COVID-19 restrictions in schools could be coming within the next several days.